British DJ DANE BOWERS was arrested following an alleged brawl in his hotel room last weekend (09/10APR05).

Barman Matt Goss claims Bowers punched him in the face three times, leaving him with a broken nose, two black eyes and a fracture to a bone behind his eye socket, following the altercation at the Novotel Hotel in Bristol, England.

He says, "I was invited to the room by Dane's promoter CARL for a drink. I thought it was his room. When Dane arrived with two girls and another guy he just went mad.

"He started screaming and shouting and told me to get the f**k out. I got up to leave and had almost reached the doorway when he punched me three times in the face. I didn't get aggressive or hit him back."

The alleged incident followed a boozy drinking session at prestigious hangout Bar Three - where Bower's entourage met Goss.

Bar manager SYVIAN SAYSANA recalls, "Dane and his mates drank about three bottles of JACK DANIEL'S. Dane left around three am and his promoter invited my head barman back to carry on the party. I was shocked by what happened because Matt wouldn't hurt anybody."

A police spokesman says, "A 25-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault at the Novotel Hotel and released on bail."

14/04/2005 13:49